Some people say that college leads to a good job and others affirm that college is self-discovery of truth in one's life. So how did I traverse a collegiate path? What did I want to learn? The answers are related to joy and energy. Today, potential college students answer these questions through analytic influences such as job forecasting and economic trends. It is a sure thing to get on the right path, right? Well, sometimes graduates later discover that the status quo has interfered with a good education. Most agree that what brings them joy and energy in the workforce has very little to do with job forecasting before college. Instead, a question to ask is, “what brings me joy and energy now?” The practice of reading scripture and contemplating Christendom brings me joy and energy. So, I asked myself one day “How do I learn more about this?” I sought answers by volunteering at my parish. I thought it would be a good way to get some answers. Initially, this was exc
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Recently, while professing the Nicene Creed at Mass I reflected how years of reciting Saint Peter's sermon (Acts 2) has changed my attitude about life. A common word in the first sentence among the four predominant paragraphs of The Profession of Faith articulate centuries of what Christians believe and affirms what I believe IN . For example, when I say, “I believe in…” versus "I believe that..." a definitive belief is being claimed. An important clue here is the phrase, " I believe in..." as the tone is motivational, passionate, and inspiring. As a result, a clear understanding of what is believed is evident. Watch out! Believing in will change people. For those who have known me a while know my behavior is different than when I was younger. Friends, family, and colleagues have all turned heads. Complicated? Na. For me, when I say, “I believe that...” it borders a less meaningful certainty and hints toward a deficiency of confidence.